I can honestly say, from experience, that being in the moment of a severe reaction is very stressful. My five year old son has multiple severe food allergies. He’s had two severe reactions to milk that required epinephrine to control. His symptoms started with hives, drooling, and repetitive coughing and quickly progressed into swelling and difficulty breathing.
(epinephrine) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr®
(epinephrine) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors are for the emergency
treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown
triggers; and for people who are at increased risk for these reactions. EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are intended
for immediate self administration as emergency supportive therapy only. Seek immediate emergency
medical treatment after use.
Important Safety Information
EpiPen Auto-Injectors contain a single dose of epinephrine, which you inject into your outer thigh. DO
NOT INJECT INTO YOUR VEIN, BUTTOCK, FINGERS, TOES, HANDS OR FEET. In case of accidental
injection, please seek immediate medical treatment. Epinephrine should be used with caution if you have
heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart-related (cardiac) symptoms.
Tell your doctor if you have certain medical conditions such as asthma, depression, thyroid disease,
Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, have any other medical conditions,
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Be sure to also tell
your doctor all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. If you have certain medical
conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have longer
lasting side effects when you take the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto Injector.
The most common side effects may include increase in heart rate, stronger or irregular heartbeat,
sweating, nausea and vomiting, difficulty breathing, paleness, dizziness, weakness or shakiness,
headache, apprehension, nervousness or anxiety. These side effects usually go away quickly, especially
if you rest.
Talk to your healthcare professional to see if EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector is right for you.